News archive from 24 February 2014

Stocks sluggish, dollar firms as G20 reaction muted

Stocks sluggish, dollar firms as G20 reaction muted

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was struggling to turn positive, while Australian shares shed about 0.1 percent. On Wall Street on Friday, stocks were off slightly on options-related expirations. The final weekend communique...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 

Libya struggles to pay bills as protests slash oil revenues

In the latest sign of turmoil gripping Libya since Muammar Gaddafi's ouster in 2011, heavy shooting near the General National Congress (GNC) building interrupted a national parliament session and forced legislators to evacuate. Militias and armed...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 
Doncaster students create racing machines

Doncaster students create racing machines

Students at Doncaster's Danum Academy recently took part in a Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day. The event invoved youngsters in the lower school showing off their skills by creating machines which they later used to race...

 
Crackdown on Mexborough litter bugs

Crackdown on Mexborough litter bugs

Residents are calling for action on litter bugs in part of Mexborough. People living in and around Harlington Road have complained about an increase in litter collecting on he street. A Doncaster Council spokesman said wardens would focus their weekly...

 
Next Silicon Valleys: Small Estonia has big ideas

Next Silicon Valleys: Small Estonia has big ideas

dEstonia may be tiny but in tech terms it's a giant. It has a population of just 1.3 million, yet produces more start-ups per head than any other country in Europe. In the third instalment of our Next Silicon Valleys series, Nigel Cassidy visits to...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
British couple marry in Scientology chapel

British couple marry in Scientology chapel

Two newlyweds have become the first couple in Britain to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel. Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli, both 25, walked down the aisle in the historic ceremony after winning a landmark legal battle at the Supreme Court...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Apple beaten by Andrex in brands league

Apple beaten by Andrex in brands league

APPLE, the technology giant that redefined the ordinary consumer's relationship with smartphones, music players and tablets, appears to be struggling to follow the innovative trail blazed by its late co-founder, Steve Jobs. It has fallen out of the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Army’s new spy in the sky takes to the air

Army’s new spy in the sky takes to the air

The army's latest "spy in the sky" unmanned aircraft will make its maiden flight over England this week. Watchkeeper, a reconnaissance and surveillance unmanned air system (UAS), has a wingspan of 35 feet and can fly at an altitude of up to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
G20 agrees ‘ambitious’ target for global output

G20 agrees ‘ambitious’ target for global output

Finance ministers from the 20 largest economies have agreed to embrace an "ambitious" goal of boosting the world's GDP by more than $2 trillion (£1.2tn) over the coming five years. Progress on returning economic growth to pre-crisis levels...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
SWA chief sidesteps independence question

SWA chief sidesteps independence question

New Scotch Whisky Association boss David Frost is not easily drawn into the independence debate. At a "meet and greet" dinner with the City of London financial press last week, it was pointed out to him that he had said nothing about a...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
RSA chief Hester poised to scrap dividend

RSA chief Hester poised to scrap dividend

Former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester is set to launch a huge fundraising effort this week as part of his bid to revive RSA, the insurer he joined this month. Hester, who is being paid a £950,000 salary with the potential for his total...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Doncaster students create racing machines

Doncaster students create racing machines

Students at Doncaster's Danum Academy recently took part in a Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day. The event invoved youngsters in the lower school showing off their skills by creating machines which they later used to race...

 
Comment: Put your trust in PAT to deliver goods

Comment: Put your trust in PAT to deliver goods

There are few more trying periods for investors than when you find you have placed a losing bet against the market - and you keep on losing. Should the investment managers stick with their stance – or change their policy? And if they don’t change,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Business Interview: Tim O’Toole, FirstGroup

Business Interview: Tim O’Toole, FirstGroup

There are some businesses that cannot avoid rubbing up the public the wrong way, no matter how well they perform. Power company bosses and bankers are never going to win popularity medals. The same may be said of those who run the nation’s transport...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Crackdown on Mexborough litter bugs

Crackdown on Mexborough litter bugs

Residents are calling for action on litter bugs in part of Mexborough. People living in and around Harlington Road have complained about an increase in litter collecting on he street. A Doncaster Council spokesman said wardens would focus their weekly...

 


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